As lawyer-journalist at Abovethelaw, Kathryn Rubino, reports, de Kroon was standing on the train platform, waiting for a train. Flying debris snuffed out her life.
She was on the way to Manhattan to look at apartments whose location would provide better schools for her daughter. Here is Rubino's coverage.
Those of us who had spent or are still spending our careers in the New York Metro area feared the time lost, liability, and personal injury of The Car Accident. Most of us has had one of those. It is a nightmare, especially if it occurs in a high-traffic area such as the George Washington Bridge.
But who anticipates the peril of the plain-vanilla train commute? It's come to be expensive. Power outages can make it unreliable. And eats at time. Now, that mindset of fear is embedded in just about everyone in the New York Metro region. You may not return home from that train ride. In fact, you may not arrive at the office.
This blog transmits prayers for strength to the family of de Kroon, both here in the U.S. and in Brazil.